Martin Jol has admitted that he may consider offers for Andy Johnson in January if the Fulham striker fails to agree a new contract.
Fulham have been in talks with Johnson over a new contract, but the striker has yet to agree terms. The 30 year-old is in the final year of his current contract and was reportedly the subject of interest from Leicester City on deadline day. Jol, though, is keen to retain Johnson if he can.
We’ve talked to him over the last month and hopefully we can agree something, but if not we have to get on with it. We would like to have Andy on board [for next year], but he’s on board [for now] anyway. If he doesn’t sign the contract we will continue for this season. It’s not a problem.
Andy is a very good second striker. We play [Moussa] Dembele, Clint [Dempsey] and Bobby [Zamora], but I feel sometimes in a 4-4-2 Andy is one of the best options.
If there was a club interested in him you could think about it [selling him], but if not I’m happy for him to stay here until the end of the season. But for now we need to get an agreement. Last week I thought we were close. We will talk with him again today and hope we can agree something.